PA 16-48—HB 5254
Human Services Committee
AN ACT EXPANDING THE COMMISSION FOR CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
SUMMARY: This act expands, from 11 to 13, the membership of the Commission for Child Support Guidelines by adding (1) the child advocate or her designee and (2) one member the governor appoints who must represent the rights and best interests of children.
The act requires the Department of Social Services to provide (1) staffing for the commission's administrative and regulatory responsibilities and (2) funding, within available appropriations, for economic studies the commission requires.
The commission issues and reviews child support and arrearage guidelines to ensure that child support awards are based on appropriate criteria.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016
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